Gelato, from the Italian word gelato meaning "frozen" is an English term for ice cream made in an Italian style. Gelato is made with a base of milk, cream, and sugar, and flavored with fruit and nut purees and other flavorings. It is generally lower in fat, but higher in sugar, than other styles of ice cream. Gelato typically contains less air and more flavoring than other kinds of frozen desserts, giving it a density and richness that distinguishes it from other ice creams. In Italy, by law, gelato must have at least 3.5% butterfat. Gelato can be served in any way that ice cream is, including cup, cone, sandwich, cake, pie, or on a stick.